I am a manager of construction information, tools and people .
I believe that hands-on manipulating of project information by all project participants is the key to achieving any meaningful improvement of the AEC industry operating within the post-gambling-era.
I consider myself to be a model-based construction information practitioner (shortened to a ‘BIM- meddler’) rather than an ‘expert’ or even ‘specialist’.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
Best bang for your bucks
They may call it a ‘BIM Audit’, a ‘BIM health
check’ or refer to it as a ‘BIM Gap analysis’.
There are companies operating within the AEC that
promote services fitting the above described categories. If you have anything
to do with BIM, you would’ve come across at least one of them by now, urging
you to take the assessment.
The premise of their promotion is to establish
where had the client company got-to BIM wise, and what remains to be done.
In principle, not a bad idea, however be careful,
very, very careful what you are spending your money on.
First, check the assessor’s credentials. You would
not want to have your ability to speak a foreign language tested by someone
that is not fluent in it.
And fluent means, fluent. Speaking it, daily. Out and
about. On the ‘street’. So to speak.
Second, commit to further steps even before the
results come in.
Third, still be prepared to change tack, no matter
what the assessors recommend.
Keep an open mind. Research. Research. Research....
I have an 8 page PowerPoint that I am happy to share
with anyone that wants to do a 10 minute self test on BIM readiness.
The best use of your ‘audit’ money may yet be pondering
over it for a while!
Email for it if you are interested:
firstname.lastname@example.org or can see it here: My latest SlideShare upload : A working bim system2 http://www.slideshare.net/zolnamurray/a-working-bim-system2 via @slideshare